During a pre-trial review in Den Bosch on Thursday, the Public Prosecution Authority (OM) dropped the homicide charge against Jos de G., the accused killer of teenaged girl Nicole van den Hurk from Eindhoven. The 15-year-old was found murdered 19 years ago after having been missing for months.
In a large-scale operation, the police has raided twenty establishments from the coffeeshop chain Grass Company, including four coffeeshops in Tilburg and Den Bosch, the NOS reports.
The police in The Netherlands have received more reports of child pornography in 2013 than in 2012. Reported incidents of the production, spreading or downloading of child pornography was 535 in 2013. Compared to 496 in 2012, that's an 8 percent rise.
The Municipality of Gilze en Rijen has paid more than one million euros for the notorious sex club Badda Bing. Mayor Jan Boelhouwer told the press that the municipality wanted to prevent the building from falling back into the hands of criminals.
At least one policeman fired his gun at a vehicle in Amsterdam following an attack on two police officers. The officers were checking cars for involvement in high impact crimes during a traffic stop in Nieuwmarkt when the driver suddenly pulled out crashing into one of the cops, police said in a statement.
A third suspect in the Duerne jewelery store robbery has been caught in Stuttgart, Germany. According to the NOS, it is a 27-year-old man of Moroccan/Dutch nationality.
A man was killed in Winterswijk, Gelderland, on Wednesday evening when three unidentified men broke into a home on the Groenloseweg. According to sources for RTL Nieuws, the victim was the resident of the home.
The Public Prosecution Authority (OM) is still investigating 13 of the 100 people who were arrested in the Veen, Brabant on the 30th of December. These will be prosecuted. For the 87 remaining suspects, the case has been dropped.
The Public Prosecutor has called for a twelve year jail sentence in the Zwolle burglary. 23-year-old Evert V is suspected of a fatal break-in in Zwolle that left the occupant the occupant dead.
Police in Veenendaal are investigating whether the large-scale fire on Saturday night was a case of arson. The fire ravaged a business park in the area. A police helicopter concluded that there were two sources of the fire.
Police in Zoetermeer shot a man down on Saturday night when he failed to comply with instructions from the officers. The man was injured, and has been brought to hospital.
Police in Andijk are investigating an accident with a quad late Saturday that has claimed the lives of two boys.
The man who died in the Goudspeurders gold trading store heist on Thursday now appears to have been a regular patron of the shop. The 49-year old man from Amsterdam was stabbed by the store owner, and was found dead in the Elisabeth Wolffstraat.
The PvdA in the Senate does not agree with Minister Ivo Opstelten's strict soft drugs policy, and will not cooperate on it. Senator Ter Horst wants the Minister to choose one region to test his idea of regulating and certifying marijuana cultivation for coffeeshops, an idea that the Minister has been against in favor of tackling criminality and nuisance instead.
In the investigation into suspected sex offender Aydin C. from Oisterwijk, the Public Prosecution Authority (OM) used keylogger software to patch together the case against the man who is suspected of seducing Canadian Amanda Todd, Nieuwsuur reports.
Police in Eindhoven arrested a 53-year-old man Tuesday afternoon in relation to a case of assault in which a 73-year-old man from the same neighborhood broke his hip.
At least two people were injured during the attempted robbery of a gold merchant, when the shopkeeper stabbed the person trying to pull off a heist. The jeweler was also injured in the incident at Goudspeurders on De Clercqstraat in Amsterdam West, according to people at the scene.
A man in Hasselt was arrested and charged with attempted manslaughter Wednesday afternoon, after he tried to run over police officers with his tractor.
A psychotherapist in Groningen has been arrested in connection with the death of his girlfriend.
Returned fighters in the ongoing Syrian crisis have become the focus of a criminal investigation by the Public Prosecution Authority (OM). "Several dozen" Jihadis, recruiters and others are being investigated, according to Minister Ivo Opstelten of Security and Justice.
Police in Amsterdam have evacuated Dam Square and the Amsterdam branch of Dutch department store De Bijenkorf after a bomb threat was received, police said. No details of the threat have been publicly revealed.
Dutch war criminal Siert Bruins will not have to go to prison for the murder of resistance fighter Aldert Klaas Dijkema in 1944. The Public Prosecution Authority in Germany has retracted the appeal to convict Bruins for murder, the court in Hagen, Germany reports.
DNA testing of human remains found in Panama were positively identified as belonging to 21-year-old Kris Kremers, one of two Dutch students missing in the Central American country since April 1. Remains belonging to her friend, Lisanne Froon, 22, were identified earlier this week.
Two Satudarah motorcycle club members are amongst five people arrested in relation to the discovery of a drugs laboratory in 't Zand, North-Holland on Monday. Three of these suspects were arrested in Amsterdam, the Public Prosecution Authority (OM) has announced.